RALEIGH -- Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF), hosted a “Community Conversation” with constituents from the Rockingham County Community Foundation May 5 in Madison. NCCF hosts many of these informal events across the state to ensure continued dialogue with constituents.

A broad representation of fund-holders, donors and affiliate advisory board members of Rockingham County attended the event. Topics included NCCF’s recently activated Disaster Relief Fund and the challenges the affiliate faces due to the diversity and large size of the Rockingham County community.

Tolle Whiteside told the group that the depth of NCCF’s work stems from partnership with affiliate foundations across North Carolina. “Our affiliates’ work in their local communities greatly contributes to the overall strength of our state,” she said. “Their contributions are never more apparent or more important than they are right now during challenging economic times.”

About NCCF

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.

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